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These Abortion 'Hot Takes' Are Bad, Actually

These Abortion ‘Hot Takes’ Are Bad, Actually

Photo: Sergio Flores (Getty Images) When the Supreme Court declined to block Texas SB8—which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, functionally banning the procedure altogether—it set off an emotional shockwave. People processed their feelings on Twitter, firing off all manner of spicy tweets about backwards Texans, ignorant male politicians who don’t know a Fallopian …

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Stop Substituting Friendship for Networking (and Vice Versa)

Stop Substituting Friendship for Networking (and Vice Versa)

Photo: Rawpixel.com (Shutterstock) Networking sucks, which means that there’s no shortage of advice for ways to make it fun. One of the most common suggestions is: “Don’t network—make friends instead.” But this attitude is shitty in its own way. If you befriend someone for their connections, are you really their friend? (Probably not.) The solution …

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How to Stop Your Android and Its Apps From Tracking Your Location

How to Stop Your Android and Its Apps From Tracking Your Location

Photo: TY Lim (Shutterstock) Much to the chagrin of big tech companies, nobody wants their smartphones to spy on them. By default, however, our mobile devices track our every move—and share that data with other apps and services. Luckily, as with most things on Android, you don’t need to live with the default setup presented …

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How to Turn on Alexa's Adaptive Volume (So It's Not Too Loud or Quiet)

How to Turn on Alexa’s Adaptive Volume (So It’s Not Too Loud or Quiet)

Photo: seewhatmitchsee (Shutterstock) It’s pretty unlikely that the noise level in your home is consistent. At any given time, there’s a mix of people talking and appliances running and sounds from outside drifting in, and it can be difficult to set your smart speaker’s volume appropriately so it stands out above the fray but doesn’t …

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21 of the Best Movies About Catholics, According to Twitter

21 of the Best Movies About Catholics, According to Twitter

Twitter user Ian St. recently asked for a list of favorite Catholic movies, leaving interpretation of the question open-ended, and folks were happy to offer up their top choices: These aren’t exclusively pro-Catholic movies (although most are). Some ask uncomfortable questions; they’re challenging, and uncomfortable. Several users mentioned Dogma, which I’ve not included in this …

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The Difference Between 'Universal' and 'Intel' Apps (and Why It Matters for Your M1 Mac)

The Difference Between ‘Universal’ and ‘Intel’ Apps (and Why It Matters for Your M1 Mac)

Photo: Farknot Architect (Shutterstock) Apple’s M1 Macs are known for speed, and for good reason: They wake up immediately and churn through tasks, often without breaking a sweat. You might think that your M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac mini maintains this level of performance no matter what you throw at it; as …

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